We're giving away a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

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We spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so a natural sleep surface is one of the most important investments you can make. Why? Conventional mattresses are chock full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely hazardous to our health including flame retardants linked allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and cancer. Fortunately, there are now many natural mattress alternatives including organic cotton, wool and natural latex. And now, thanks to the good folks at My Green Mattress, one lucky Inhabitat reader will have the chance to win their very own all-natural, non-toxic mattress. We’re giving away a brand new medium-firm Queen-Sized Pure Echo Mattress valued at $679! Plus, every Inhabitat reader will receive an exclusive $75 off any mattress using PROMO CODE: Inhabitat$75. Read on to learn how you can enter to win the best sleep of your life.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. SIGN UP FOR THE GREEN MATTRESS NEWSLETTER (Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us what you like most about the Pure Echo Mattress and why you need a healthier, green mattress.

Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline to 7/8/2015 11:59PM EST. We want to give our loyal readers, their friends, and their family members the opportunity to win this organic cotton mattress and have a better night’s sleep!

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